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24 May 2019

Employees dig deep for local nature reserve

Employees from regeneration business Peel L&P teamed up with Groundwork in Greater Manchester to tidy up a local nature reserve in Trafford and make way for a new education centre to open next month.

10 volunteers from the Peel Dome office at the intu Trafford Centre picked up their tools to clear overgrown areas ready for a new outdoor learning facility which will provide an alternative to classroom education for young people across the region.

The public will also be able to enjoy Peel L&P’s handywork with freshly planted wild flowers and better access to the park due to cleared paths.  

Peel L&P’s newly-launched volunteering days are an opportunity for employees to take time out of their day-to-day roles to support communities and learn new skills.

The company has a track record of volunteering with partners and in 2017/18 they worked together to give more than 1,200 hours to local projects.

Jo Holden, Sustainability Manager at Peel L&P said: “We believe in having an active and positive influence in our communities by investing time to create sustainable environments and volunteering is an important part of what we do.

“Our volunteering days are really popular with employees and we’re proud to partner with Groundwork in Greater Manchester to support this beautiful park which helps to connect so many people with nature.”

Nina Burns, Communities Manager at Groundwork in Greater Manchester added: “As a charity we are reliant on volunteers to help us to maintain our wonderful green oasis in the midst of Trafford Park. We can’t thank Peel L&P enough for helping to clear the area in preparation for building our outdoor learning centre, which brings life to our vision of providing a wonderful outside space for young people to be nurtured and engage with nature.”